Hello! my name is Lori; I am an artist and jewelry designer living in Blue Ridge, GA. I share my studio space with my wonderful husband Chuck and our cats "Buddy" and "Ghost". I love to travel and enjoy sleeping under the stars whenever we can get away to camp. I also enjoy working on my flower garden and home improvement projects. I recently retired from the corporate world and look forward to growing my Jewelry Business.
I enjoy many crafts, repurposing old furniture, and creating interesting objects from flea market finds. I make jewelry using lampwork beads, metal clay, semi precious stones and pearls. I sell my crafts at outdoor festivals, barn sales, and on Etsy. I'm really open to trying any and all crafts; I really love making Artist Trading Cards too.
08/25/17 - Just completed a metal clay jewelry class at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School, the instructor was Pam East.
08/01/17 - currently working on a sea glass and sea shell project, it will be a large hanging sun catcher. Gathering Supplies.
Currently I'm enjoying Yacht Rock. I also love 70's and 80's music and smooth Jazz.
A favorite tune is: September by Earth Wind and Fire.
First dance at our wedding: Someone Like You by Van Morrison.
Anything! I'm an avid reader and usually have two books going at any given time....I belong to a fun monthly book club.
Just finished: Where'd You Go, Bernadette?; Killers of the Flower Moon; 1000 White Women; The Orphan Train; A Man Called Ove, Defending Jacob,
I watch a lot of HGTV and the Food Network. I also watch some reality TV - Project Runway; Ink Master, Top Chef, and Bachelor/Bachelorette (it's my guilty pleasure). I'm also a BIG fan of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey.
Colors: Purple and Turquoise and Aqua
Themes: Beach, Camping, Nature, Vintage, Animals
Holidays: Halloween and Christmas
Postcards: Naked is great or envelope if space for postage is limited.
Collections: Salt and Pepper Shakers, and Zuni Fetish carved animals.
My Most Favorite Thing: Barns - photos, cards, drawings, etc...
Craft Supplies of any type! Some of my favorites:
Beads, buttons, findings;
Sea glass, sea shells, other treasures from the sea, and wine corks
Old jewelry chain, charms, or unwanted jewelry that I can repurpose;
Any Ephemera especially Tim Holtz items; ribbon or string; Washi tape samples; die cuts; stamps and ink pads,
ATC cards (ready to use); handmade papers, pages from vintage books; Note cards and envelopes. Maps of any kind. Old Sheet Music. new or used postage stamps (collectible).
I love Postcards; especially of famous artists (portraits or works), watercolors, and outdoor travel (camping, state parks, national monuments, beautiful landscapes, etc...).
NOT my favorites:
Clowns (they creep me out)
Gothic (too dark for me, I'm a colorful person)
Zombies and Vampires (scary...)
Big Eye kids or Giant Eye animals (they also creep me out)
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